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A little silliness--a poem

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I wrote this poem the other morning. Whenever I get up before it's light out I think of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Bed in Summer." (http://www.poetryfoundation.o

Sweat in Winter (an homage to RLSís Bed in Summer)

In winter I get up at night
And sweat by monitorís glowing light
In summer, quite the other way,
I like to go outside and play

I like to go to lake and swim
Sunlight and water, instead of gym
Or walk through woods of shady trees
And marvel on the flowers and bees

So does it not seem strange to you
With all that I in summer do
By lake and woods and park I play
And yet, by winter, this much I weigh?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FRUITYFUL 12/29/2012 12:40PM

    Very good....and I could ask myself the same darn thing!

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CARRAND 11/24/2012 7:07PM

    I love it! I love "A Child's Garden of Verses", too. It was one of my first books.

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SEPPIESUSAN 11/24/2012 8:56AM

    Very clever - the rhythm matches up exactly!

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PARKERB2 11/24/2012 7:28AM

    Great. Thanks for sharing.

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